Most people do not talk about their experiences with hemorrhoids because they are embarrassed or would rather not discuss the topic. In reality, about 50% of adults develop some form of hemorrhoids by the time they reach the age of 50. Here at HemRelief Hemorrhoid Centers, we believe you do not have to suffer in silence. It helps to understand the different types of hemorrhoids and what sort of hemorrhoid treatment in Tampa and Pinellas Park is most beneficial.
Internal hemorrhoids are located inside the rectum. The main symptom is bleeding, usually following a bowel movement. They often heal on their own and can hardly be felt or seen.
External hemorrhoids can be painful and uncomfortable, as they are located outside the anus and can be both felt and seen. Pain medications or over-the-counter treatments are commonly used to treat these and reduce the swelling, but they still can require treatment to eliminate them.
When an internal hemorrhoid protrudes out of the body through the rectum, it becomes prolapsed. These are painful because they put pressure on the anus, which contains numerous sensitive nerve endings. They are usually soft, puffy, and pink. Treatment should be considered to reduce swelling and return this region of the body to its normal state.
An external hemorrhoid that prolapses and creates a blood clot is thrombosed. This type often requires quick treatment. They can look purple or blue, swell, and even burst if they become too enlarged.
Infrared Coagulation is a non-invasive procedure that utilizes electrolysis to shrink and treat hemorrhoids, through the use of natural body chemicals to reduce the size and severity of the affected area. There is no medication, no cutting, and no needles. The procedure takes only about 30 minutes, and no special preparation is necessary. Best of all, IRC can help with any type of hemorrhoid.
Hemorrhoids are a common problem, but there is no reason to suffer in silence from something that is so treatable. To learn more about Infrared Coagulation treatment from our hemorrhoid doctor in Tampa and Pinellas Park, contact us at one of our offices today: (813) 920-9799 for Tampa or (727) 209-0214 for Pinellas Park. We look forward to helping you take back your quality of life from hemorrhoids soon.